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Coronavirus Response

Greenville University cares! We make the health and safety of our students, employees, and campus visitors a top priority. We commit to helping you stay informed through regular communication on this webpage. Greenville University has been conducting rapid-response saliva testing on campus since August 14th, 2020, in conjunction with student's return to campus. Our dashboard below reflects the state of campus since testing began on August 14th, 2020, and provides insight into the health of our campus community.

Cumulative Tests Taken

37147

 

Cumulative Positive Cases

190

*Updated 4/9/2021

Cumulative Negative Tests

36857

Active Cases

4

(0 staff / 4 students)

Fall '20 Cumulative Positives

98

Spring '21 Cumulative Positives

93

Fall '20 Cumulative Tests Taken

21596

Spring '21 Cumulative Tests Taken

15371

Greenville University moves to

Greenville University moves to "Phase Green," zero COVID-19 cases

March 31, 2021

Greenville University is excited to announce a move to “phase green,” in addition to the news that it has been almost one month since a positive COVID-19 test on campus.
Why GU is positive about its positives

Why GU is positive about its positives

February 24, 2021

Yes, Greenville University has positive COVID-19 cases. Yes, there have been increases in cases since the start of the semester. Here’s why we are still confident that GU is one of the safest places to be right now.
COVID-19 update: Spring semester and vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 update: Spring semester and vaccine FAQs

February 08, 2021

As fears about COVID-19 continue to be prevalent, Greenville University has remained a safe constant for students, faculty and staff.
Update on Spring Break

Update on Spring Break

January 04, 2021

Greenville University is making changes to Spring Break 2021
Knowledge is power: Why Greenville University returned students to campus after Thanksgiving

Knowledge is power: Why Greenville University returned students to campus after Thanksgiving

December 09, 2020

How could a university risk such a radical, bold move as to return students to campus after Thanksgiving break? Knowledge. That’s how.
Thanksgiving 2020 Update

Thanksgiving 2020 Update

November 25, 2020

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful to God for all that we have accomplished with His help, creating a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff to learn and connect this semester. Students are meeting face-to-face in classrooms and labs due to the saliva-based testing program and high compliance of our GU community to safety protocols.
CARES Act: Quarterly Report – Period ended September 30, 2020

CARES Act: Quarterly Report – Period ended September 30, 2020

October 10, 2020

Since the impact of COVID-19, the leadership team at Greenville University has been working on a financial assistance plan for all traditional students. The Department of Education (DOE) provided emergency relief funds to cover eligible expenses to students who have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2019-2020 Commencement Update

2019-2020 Commencement Update

September 02, 2020

We have been meeting regularly to assess the COVID19 situation to determine how best to host an in-person graduation ceremony in October. This week, we have had to make the hard decision to forego an in-person celebration. Combined with rising COVID19 numbers in Illinois and a pending flu season, it will be difficult for us to safely and responsibly host events with anyone outside of the immediate on-campus GU community. We have therefore made arrangements to offer an alternative online ceremony which I will outline below.
GU Partners with U of I SHIELD Program to Offer Fast, Painless Covid-19 Testing for Students, Staff

GU Partners with U of I SHIELD Program to Offer Fast, Painless Covid-19 Testing for Students, Staff

August 13, 2020

Greenville University announces a research partnership with the University of Illinois to evaluate a program designed to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19.